Robin thinks I’m a kool kid now? Doesn’t matter, thx for reminding me to do a little testrun on Artix. Not on Salix, which he describes in this article. Coz dat’s wayyy too freeky for me. 😮
Oh, btw Robin my Arch/EndeavourOS, despite the many updates, never breaks! Maybe because I use my OS for mom n pop computing and don’t do any experiments or stupid stunts.
The exact opposite of my friend Orca who loves the bleeding-edge, rolling-release, high-drama, I-dare-you stuff, I want my operating system and software to be rock-solid, super-stable, tried-and-true, old-reliable almost-never-updated (because updates break stuff, especially in those bleeding-edge, rolling-release systems). I’m a simple user, and simple is good. I still couldn’t resist a peek at Artix, though, the Arch-based systemd-free spinoff. A short peek. Nice! But scary for a technophobe. Suprisingly simple to install.
SalixOS, however, was not so simple to install and set up. It was needlessly complicated by an obsolete repository (easily prevented by issuing a point release that is possible to update without having to search the rarely-used forums for a solution). Neither the Wiki nor the User Guide has been updated in a lonnnnnng time.
Repository Mirror to the Rescue
Right in the System menu is the solution: Labeled, “Repository Mirror,” it looks around the Interwebz (that’s…
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